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Olean Police Raid Uncovers 225 Pot Plants

9:54 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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OLEAN, NY - Acting on a drug search warrant Saturday night at 506 West Green Street, members of the Olean Police Department Street Crimes Unit found what they described as an "elaborate growing system" supporting 225 marijuana plants.

Police arrested Roman Gabriel, 34, and seized the plants and growing equipment that included lighting, an irrigation and ventilation system, and fertilizer. The home is owned by Gabriel's parents, Thomas and Mary Gabriel.

Police estimate the value of the plants at $200,000. Gabriel is being held on $5,000 bail.

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